Debate 1: Domestic Policy / Debate Coverage

Let’s talk about health care

Here’s why Mitt Romney doesn’t like Obamacare: Insurance too expensive and has gone up. Expensive things hurt families. It also cut $716 billion from Medicare. And it puts in place an unelected board to tell people what kind of treatments they’ll get. With Obamacare, companies said it makes them less likely to hire people. Health insurance his … Continue reading

Debate 1: Domestic Policy / Debate Coverage

Topic three (economy): Medicare

Obama said social security is basically sound. Medicare is the big driver of our deficits right now, he said. He said his grandmother counted on Medicare, which is what fuels Obama’s support for entitlement programs. He cited that $716 million was saved from Medicare by no longer overpaying insurance companies and providers. Romney said that neither … Continue reading

Debate 1: Domestic Policy / Debate Coverage

Topic two of the economy: the deficit (a.k.a., Romney likes Big Bird)

The issue of the deficit is one that is deeply entrenched, Romney said. “It’s not just an economic issue, but a moral issue,” Romney said. “It’s not moral for my generation to keep spending more than we take in.” He wants lower spending and a rate of economic growth. “You never balance the budget by raising … Continue reading